I chose to attend Tony Kleese’s Whole Farm Planning workshop on Wednesday morning of the Sustainable Agriculture Conference because the idea of putting together a whole farm enterprise is maybe the most intimidating for me. I’m comfortable thinking about individual parts of the work–lettuce! herbs! chickens! kale!–but I get the sudden urge to weed carrots … Continue reading Whole Farm Planning #SAC14
“I always like to point out that women in farming is not a new thing. It is just new to put a spotlight on them.” (Marji Gulyer-Alaniz of FarmHer, quoted in From Scratch Magazine) When I was in graduate school, I became fascinated by the idea that women are socially and culturally expected to take … Continue reading Women in Agriculture
with Chuck Marsh of Useful Plants Nursery in Black Mountain, NC I knew I’d chosen the right workshop when Chuck Marsh started his presentation on Innovative Horticultural Strategies for a new Permaculture Century with a poem by William Stafford. Chuck then discussed the impending risks of climate change and argued that the horticultural skills needed … Continue reading Innovative Horticultural Strategies for a New Permaculture Century
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 29th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2014 Local Food Feast: Full Listing of Dishes and Farms Winter Squash and Swiss Chard Stew with squash donated by Eastern Carolina Organics –Acorn squash from Cottle Organics –Carnival squash from Fishel’s Organic –Swiss chard from Way of Life Deconstructed Bibb Salad –Bibb lettuce from Shelton … Continue reading Local Food Feast: Full Listing of Dishes and Farms
I’m excited and honored to be an official blogger for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Conference! The SAC 2014 will be held in Greenville, South Carolina, November 10-12th, and presents an opportunity for farmers, extension agents, business owners and consumers to develop their knowledge and skills as well as network with other … Continue reading CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference #SAC14
I don’t like winter, which is a big part of why I moved from Erie, Pennsylvania to the sunny south. But for the longest time late winter/early spring was actually my least favorite time of year. November and December are a relief after the intensity of the spring-summer-fall growing season, and they’re full of familial … Continue reading Winter into Spring
Hello, Well Fed Community Garden! I’ve blogged about a few different things these past two months, but pretty much none of them have been farming. And for a while I didn’t have much to say: I did absolutely nothing related to agriculture other than day dreaming. In the very beginning of February, I started working … Continue reading Hello, Well Fed Community Garden!